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QS World University Rankings place Kingston University in top three per cent globally for art and design

Posted Friday 17 March 2017

QS World University Rankings place Kingston University in top three per cent globally for art and design

Kingston University has been named among the top 100 institutions in the globe for art and design education in the prestigious annual QS World University Rankings – and rated as a top performing international university in six other areas.

The newly-released 2017 QS subject league tables ranked the University's art and design offering in the 51-100 band worldwide, placing it among the top three per cent globally and the best 25 in Europe. In total, six other course areas were rated as being in the UK's top 50 and top 400 internationally. Education was placed in the 151-200 category globally – and the top 70 in Europe – while economics and econometrics courses were ranked in the 201-250 band....


Comedian Lenny Henry praises outstanding Kingston University students at annual Talent Awards

Posted Friday 17 March 2017

Comedian Lenny Henry praises outstanding Kingston University students at annual Talent Awards

Kingston University students who have been involved in community activity, shown commitment to their studies, demonstrated determination in climbing their career ladders or perseverance in overcoming obstacles, have all been celebrated for their achievements at the University's Talent Awards.

Comedian, actor and broadcaster Sir Lenny Henry, who was special guest at the much-anticipated annual event, gave an inspirational speech, imploring students to put their all in to careers which made the most of their natural talents. Sir Lenny, who co-founded Comic Relief and has been a popular fixture in British television and theatre for more than 40 years, said he had been incredibly impressed by the talent on show. "Young people never cease to amaze me. It shows that everyone can make the best of themselves and the students tonight have proved that - they are really exemplary," he said....


Kingston University's careers service KU Talent cements place at the top of its field with Association of Graduate Recruiters award win

Posted Friday 17 March 2017

Kingston University's careers service KU Talent cements place at the top of its field with Association of Graduate Recruiters award win

Kingston University's careers service - KU Talent - has scooped an accolade at the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) Development Awards, in the best preparation for work strategy by a HE careers service category.

KU Talent has been shortlisted for three other awards this year, putting it in the top ten university careers services in the United Kingdom for its commitment to helping boost students' job prospects. Through training and events, KU Talent provides support to students and recent graduates to raise confidence and aspirations and equip them with the best chance of success in industry....


Sophisticated virtual reality centre puts Kingston University students at forefront of computer games design

Posted Monday 13 March 2017

Sophisticated virtual reality centre puts Kingston University students at forefront of computer games design

Kingston University is set to play an integral part in shaping tomorrow's gaming geniuses with the opening of a state-of-the-art facility that will give its computer science students a perfect platform to launch their industry careers.

The University has invested £53,000 to create the Centre for Augmented and Virtual Reality Environments - more familiarly known as the CAVE - at Penrhyn Road campus. It gives students access to a treasure trove of equipment such as virtual reality headsets that can transport the wearer into an immersive alternative environment and equipment that tracks eye movements and brain activity to monitor how much someone is enjoying playing a game....


Kingston University-led project secures £500k from Government to expand successful approach to tackling BME attainment gap

Posted Saturday 11 March 2017

Kingston University-led project secures £500k from Government to expand successful approach to tackling BME attainment gap

A group of six higher education institutions and one college of further education, headed by Kingston University, has been awarded £500,000 by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) to help increase the number of students from black and ethnic minority backgrounds who achieve good degrees.

The Kingston University-led project, which secured the maximum amount of funding available from HEFCE's new Catalyst Fund, will expand on the institution's work identifying why fewer black and minority ethnic (BME) students achieve First or 2:1 degrees compared with their fellow white students – a discrepancy known nationally as the BME attainment gap. It will also focus on the changes the University has made to its culture and curriculum to combat this disparity. The aim is to cascade this successful approach to five other universities – De Montfort, Greenwich, Hertfordshire, UCL and Wolverhampton – and further education college, NESCOT....


Kingston University shortlisted for 2017 Guardian University Teaching Excellence Award

Posted Friday 10 March 2017

Kingston University shortlisted for 2017 Guardian University Teaching Excellence Award

Kingston University's approach to making its courses as inclusive and accessible as possible has been recognised by the judging panel for this year's Guardian University Awards.

The panel has named the University as a finalist in the awards' teaching excellence category for its inclusive curriculum framework. This framework acts a comprehensive guide for staff to help them reflect the needs of the University's diverse students within all degree programmes....


Aspiring filmmakers at Kingston University given chance to step into the spotlight through Channel 4 programme Random Acts

Posted Wednesday 8 March 2017

Aspiring filmmakers at Kingston University given chance to step into the spotlight through Channel 4 programme Random Acts

Budding young creatives are being given the opportunity to showcase their work on the small screen, through an initiative supported by Kingston University to produce short films for the Channel 4 Random Acts series.

Stop Play Record is part of five networks across England for people aged 16-24, who are interested in filmmaking. Students are invited to pitch their ideas to a panel of professional artists and producers and apply online, with the best ideas securing a production budget, mentoring from film professionals and a foot in the door of what the Arts Council describes as a notoriously difficult industry to break in to. The very best entrants are lined up for broadcast on Random Acts....


Holocaust survivor John Dobai moves audience at Kingston University with personal account of life as a child during the Second World War

Posted Thursday 2 March 2017

Holocaust survivor John Dobai moves audience at Kingston University with personal account of life as a child during the Second World War

A Holocaust survivor highlighted the key role education had to play in ensuring that lessons learned from the horrors of the Second World War were never forgotten during an event held at Kingston University.

John Dobai, a Hungarian-born Jew, was invited to share his story with an audience of staff, students and the wider community in a lecture at the University's Penrhyn Road campus arranged in partnership with the Holocaust Educational Trust as part of the Holocaust Memorial Day commemorations....

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